I disagree! After some long conversations with friends we all came to conclusion that the country has simply shifted towards statism and thus the populous (specifically urban areas) grave socialistic policies. In summary, they have done a magnificent job of indoctrinated the young and old at all levels to accept this flawed concept. They infiltrated the public schools, media, "so-called think tanks, government etc...People believe in the economic and social ideologies that are ripping us apart. In hindsight this was over before it started. Voter turnout may have been important but when the ideals of a nation changes from individual liberty to dependence and idolatry not even the Kipper himself would have had a chance.